Rodric Braithwaite

The true diplomat considers the future more than the present

Among the ‘Olympians’ Robert Cooper most admires are George Marshall and Jean Monnet, whose tireless efforts helped rebuild post-war Europe

Jean Monnet, the French diplomat whose vision helped reconcile France and Germany after the second world war. Credit: Getty Images

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